Story: Jack Foley
THEY have sold in excess of 30 million records, enjoyed countless
hits and were one of the best-loved and most respected bands of
the post-MTV age, so it seems only natural that Tears For Fears
should reunite permanently.
The band has recently announced a UK tour in 2005, as well as
a new single, Closest Thing To Heaven, on February 21,
and a new album, Everybody Loves A Happy Ending, a couple
of weeks later, on March 7, 2005.
Tears for Fears are Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith and the dates
to look out for are:
April 25 - Birmingham NIA Academy
April 27 - Manchester Apollo
April 28 - Glasgow Auditorium
April 29 - Newcastle City Hall
May 1 - Cardiff International Arena
May 2 - London Hammersmith Apollo (Box Office 0870 606
Commenting on the forthcoming tour,
co-founder Roland Orzabal said:"Both Curt and I are really
looking forward to the forthcoming UK dates; there is an amazing
feeling you get from a live performance and, in particular, with
"Not only do we get the chance to play some of our classic
songs, but we also get to perform material from
our new album, which has been a real labour of love."
The announcement of the UK dates and the release of their new
single and album will delight and thrill their fans, many of whom
gave up on the
notion of seeing Orzabal and Smith reunited.
Evidence of the Tears For Fears enigma resurfaced last year with
the Gary Jules version of Mad World
stormed into the UK charts, grabbing the #1 spot.
The record became the soundtrack to the cult film, Donnie
Darko, directed by Richard Kelly.
Together as Tears For Fears, they hand crafted some of the most
eloquent pop songs and compositions.
An omnipresent fixture in the early days of music video, Tears
For Fears brought Orzabal and Smith into the pop music spotlight
via their 1983 debut album, The Hurting, which included the songs
Mad World, Pale Shelter and Change.